Games (forum category)

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This article is about the forum category. For the forum section, see Games.
Former forum sections
Games
General Games Discussion
Valve Games Discussion
Games in Progress

Games was a Facepunch forum category. It was created sometime in Fall of 2009, as the Video Games forum section grew to contain many sub-forums, prompting the need for a forum category for the increasing amount of what were now forum sections. Throughout 2010, the amount of forum sections it contained fluctuated, as they were absorbed into General Games Discussion. Going into Fall of 2010, it had GGD, the MMOs section with a World of Warcraft sub-forum and Valve Games and Mods with a Team Fortress 2 sub-forum.

In 2011, Minecraft was made a forum section, while MMOs became a sub-forum of GGD. By the 12th of July, 2012, Valve Games and Mods was made into a forum category, while Games in Progress, previously a GGD sub-forum, was made into its own forum section. Sometime around late June and early July of 2013, the previously hidden Rust forum section was made public.

As a result of the 2014 forum section reshuffle, with the death of the Valve Games and Mods forum category, the Valve/Steam/Powerplay, Team Fortress 2, and DOTA 2 sections were added to the category, whilst Rust received its own forum category. The 2015 forum section reshuffle prompted the deletion of the V/S/P and DOTA 2 sections, with their threads send to GGD, and the 2017 forum section reshuffle would result in the renaming of the TF2 section to Valve Games Discussion, with the Valve-based megathreads moved from GGD to it, and the deletion of the Minecraft section.

On the 15th of March, 2018,[1] the forum category was moved over to the New Sites Forum, the sixth following the moving of the Developers forum category. In April 2018, the section found itself turned into back into a forum section following the events now referred to as the Megathread crisis. Later, in October 2018, as a result of the 2018 forum section reshuffle‎, all the sub-forums (previously forum sections) were absorbed into the forum section.

References

  1. General Discussion - "Forum Discussion v6" (post #1334): https://facepunch.com/threads/1591219?p=53203520#post53203520